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Dutch landscapes


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A small collection of landscape photographs I recently made with the GX100.

Dutch Ditch

Ricoh Caplio GX100, f3.8, 1/160 sec, ISO 80, -1.0 EV

Wavy Motion

Ricoh Caplio GX100, f6.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 80, -0.7 EV

Never Ending Road

Ricoh Caplio GX100, f4.8, 1/320 sec, ISO 80, -0.3 EV

The Great Emptiness

Ricoh Caplio GX100, f5.2, 1/1000 sec, ISO 80, -0.3 EV


Ricoh Caplio GX100, f4.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 80, -0.3 EV
Great photos, especially the last two! I always liked these flat Dutch landscapes. I remember some very nice flat landscapes from the Olympus forum. My country is everything but flat ;)
Yep nice shots, the skies turn out really nice( especially the last 2)

Pavel: Funny you envy the flat landscape, I envy your curvy hills and mountains ;)

Nice photos, especially the first and the last one. I admire your b/w technique and want to try more b/w photos. Do you use DNG and postprocessing? I have tried that in Lightroom, but I have a lot to learn before a get close to your work. regards Stig
Hej Stickan,

Thank you. I use the DNG-files for the B&W conversion and my primary tool is Adobe Lightroom as well. I have set my camera to B&W so my LCD screen displays the scene in B&W too. For the B&W conversion in Lightroom I don't use the Grayscale option. Instead I drag all the sliders for Saturation in the HSL section to -100. After that I go to the Luminance section and select the Targeted Adjustment tool to adjust the luminance amount of the individual colourchannels to increase the contrast. The final step is Tone Curve. I set the sharpness to zero and export a 16 bit TIFF to Photoshop and do the sharpening there and some localized adjustment with the Curves and layermasks.
It sounds difficult maybe and timeconsuming, but within 10 minutes I process a photograph.

I already started testing Lightroom 2.0 Beta. The most important new feature is local adjustments. I like that so far, alhtough it is still a bit slow (but it is a beta).

Med vänliga hälsningar,

Wouter Brandsma
These pictures made me think of the GRD "bite". 1, 2, and 5 (last) are my favorites. Maybe it's just me, but I find 4 (second last) a bit static. I would have liked a much more dramatic sky; something with lots of perspective in it. A setting on GX that changes the weather, now that would be really somethign. ;-)
Hej Wouter,
Kul att se att du kan lite svenska! I appreciate your advices and I have played a little with som photos using your procedure, although I do not have CS-3 only elements 5 so I do the sharpening in Lightroom. I think it is easier to get better B&W results the way you have indicated than to use Grayscale in Lightroom. Grayscale has a tendency to give a lot of noise also, more than if you stay with color and desaturate completly.

The new features in Lightroom is interesting, I have planned to test Lightzone, but if you can make local adjustment in Lightroom there is less need for Lightzone? Regards Stig